The founder and Senior Pastor in charge of Mizpah Church Rev. J. J. Sarangapany came to know The Lord in the year of 1982 through Evangelist Bro Rajendran (Jesus Lives Ministries). Having faithfully served as the assistant pastor in that ministry for the next ten years, God enabled him to begin Mizpah Mission in 1993. The mission had its beginnings with only eight members worshiping at the Pastor’s residence. In the following year the ministry had a great blow with the loss of Pastor Sarangapany’s Mother who was a great source of strength and prayer for the church as a whole. In the meantime God expanded the ministry, moving us to worship in a Municipal Council Hall at Amour Street with eighty members.
Talk about Providence! In the year 1995 Mr. Pattakanu (A well-known Goldsmith in town) came in contact with Pas. Sarangapany and graciously granted to conduct services at a larger hall (Viswakarma hall) with nearly two hundred members. In the next six months God opened ministry opportunities in the states, Canada India and in Europe. Coming in contact with many servants of God all over the world, led the church host several crusades and revival meetings.
Having promised a permanent place of worship, God showed Pas Sarangapany a barren land and confirmed it through Prophet Ezekiel Francis and Pas. Joesph Balachnadran during their visit in the year 1996. The process of purchase began in faith with an initial sowing of SLR 3500, but God who promises to be more than we can think or imagine miraculously aided us to buy the land for 4 million rupees.
The early years in the new premises was a tough time for the church, with several death threats and warnings from the neighbors influenced by the nearby non-Christian worship centers. However God saw us through this season through the steadfast commitment of the congregation and committed leaders to whom we are grateful forever.